Older dogs are always difficult to rehome becuase most people want a young, lively new family member, and many old dogs have medical problems which need attention.

The following rescues specialise in homing older dogs, including sighthounds.

Tailends

Tailends LogoTailends exists to take in elderly or terminally ill dogs (often – but not exclusively – greyhounds). Our dogs come from situations of abuse or neglect and are unlikely to be re-homed in the normal way.

The greyhounds have normally lived their entire lives in kennels – initially as racing dogs and then kept in bleak conditions out of sight of the general public and with no chance of a home. They have rarely received any veterinary care or pain relief. Some have been fed poor quality food and had infrequent access to clean fresh water. They have sometimes been housed, without coats or proper bedding, in kennels that provide limited protectionfrom the weather. They commonly suffer from crippling diseases, untreated infections or old injuries.

The oldies club

The Oldies Club was formed on an internet dog chat forum by a large group of people who felt great empathy with the plight of elderly dogs that end up in rescue centres all over the country. The initial inspiration behind the idea was a 13-year-old collie we called Ted. Ted was blind in one eye and was terrified in the noisy, stark kennel environment. He had to stay in kennels as a stray for 7 days but when no owner came forward to claim him, steps were taken to get Ted into a domestic situation immediately. Once in a foster home Ted thrived, the skinny dull-coated nervous boy became a healthy, active and rejuvenated character and became a star of the internet.

Oldies needing homes

Dog Action Welfare Group Bristol: Jo-Jo 6 year old greyhound girl

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Oldies Club/Dogs Trust Merseyside: Skippy 12 year old lurcher

Skippy

Skippy

Oldies Club/Kamas Cave (Lincs): Bert and Lucy 9 year old greyhounds

Bert and Lucy

Bert and Lucy

Oldies Club/3 Counties Dog Rescue (Lincs): Flyn and Grace 7/5 year old lurchers

Flyn and Grace

Flyn and Grace

Oldies Club: Honey 11 year old greyhound

Honey

Honey

Oldies Club: Moo 9 year old greyhound

Moo

Moo

Oldies Club: Silver 7 year old greyhound

Silver

Silver

Oldies Club/Romford greyhound rehoming: Gold 8 year old greyhound

Gold

Gold

Oldies Club/Action for greyhounds (Norfolk): Patch 10 year old greyhound

Patch

Patch

Oldies Club/Castledon greyhound rescue: Dumbo 8 year old greyhound

Dumbo

Dumbo

Oldies Club/Kamas Cave (Lincs): Austin 9 year old greyhound

Austin

Austin

Oldies Club/Stray dogs sanctuary (Dorset): Louis 8 year old greyhound

Louis

Louis

Oldies Club/Ark rescue: Lenny and Grey 8/10 GSD cross and greyhound

Lenny and Grey

Lenny and Grey

Oldies Club (Norfolk area): Max 8 year old greyhound

Max

Max

RSPCA Tameside & Glossop/ Oldies Club: Baron, 12 year old wippet x bedlington?

Baron_RSPCA

Greyhound Rescue Wales/ Oldies Club: Red, 9 year old small lurcher

redGreyRescueWales

Kamas Cave/ Oldies Club: Penny, 7 year old greyhound

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Kamas Cave/ Oldies Club: Dick, 7 year old greyhound

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Kamas Cave/ Oldies Club: Suzie, 7 year old greyhound

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Suzie is very unhappy in kennels and longs to be the centre of someone’s world. All she asks for is a warm, comfortable sofa and some TLC.

Lurcher Link/ Oldies Club: Travis and Primose, 9 year old lurchers

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Kamas Cave/ Oldies Club: Gemma, 10 year old greyhound

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One Response to “Golden oldies”

  1. pauline Says:

    I just love the oldies. My own retired greyhound winnie came from the “adopt an oldie” website.

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